Monday, January 2, 2012

Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars

IMG_2585eI mentioned in my Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars post just how important it is for us to have granola bars that are “Maisie safe” as they are her go-to snack for school and gymnastics and her breakfast when we’re running late.  Though she liked the previous bars Maisie wasn’t in love with them so I asked her what would make them better.  Maisie said that they were too crisp and that she wanted chocolate bits in her granola bars.  So I changed up the recipe a bit and the end result was a big success with my sweetie girl.

IMG_2548eI mixed all the ingredients in one bowl and then poured it all into a foil lined Slice Solutions Pan.

IMG_2551eI then pressed in the divider and popped everything into the oven.

IMG_2554eAfter 20 minutes in the oven the granola bars were all toasty and delicious smelling.

  IMG_2558eWe removed the divider to find 18 perfectly “cut” granola bars.

IMG_2588eMaisie loves these Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars and couldn’t stop smiling as she enjoyed her food allergy “safe” Granola bars.  I’m smiling too because now we have a grab-and-go snack that is healthy, safe and Maisie approved.

IMG_2586eOatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup Cocoa Pebbles
1 cup Rice Krispies 
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread, melted
1/2 cup chocolate bits 
1/2 cup salted cashews
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together until combined. Press into a 9x13-inch pan lined with foil and then press divider insert through the mixture and leave in place.   Bake 18-20 minutes.  Remove from oven and immediately remove the divider insert or if not using a divider, cool for 10 minutes and score into bars. Let it set completely and then cut into bars.  Peel the foil from the bars and then wrap the bars individually so that they’re an easy to grab snack on the go.



  1. oh my..these look amazing. looks like the little one agrees! great recipe to pack on a hike or those long road trips we like to take!

  2. Looks scrumptious! Would you like to link up to my Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love link party?

    I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want to find these in their lunchbox :)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery


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